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The Burlington Slam Project Needs Your Help!

Click here to find out how you can help Burlington’s only monthly spoken word event

HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP

Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library in Tansley Woods. (It’s in a special room in the library. There’ll be a sign.)
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!

UPCOMING SLAMS

Where:
The Black Bull: Banquet Hall Located at 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington

– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.

– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!

When:
3rd Thursday of every month.  Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow

Why:
For smoking hot poetry!

Cost:
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.

As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there!  Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.

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Thursday, July 21st – Burlington Slam Project’s 8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Feat. IF

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That’s right Lentils and Garbanzos! We’ve been 7 for a whole year! This month we’re celebrating 8 years of secret suburban poetry. Want proof? Check the date posted on this video:

It’s been a long time, friends, and we’re gonna celebrate in style! Hangin’ out in the back room of the Black Bull with good friends, great poetry, and an excellent feature poet – 2015 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion – IF!

Ian French, aka ‘IF’, is a Performance Poet, musician, filmmaker, husband, father and friend.
His poems channel the wisdom of Spirit, the rage of the wounded and the yearning that resides in every human heart.
He says “every poem I write is a ‘shout out’ to the sacredness of our days, a three chord party jam, and a tribute to the triumph of love over fear.
IF is a member of the 2013 National Championship, Toronto Slam Poetry Team, winner of 2013 Buffalo International Slam and the 2014 Canadian Individual Slam Poetry Champion.
Last year, CBC produced the documentary, IF THE POET, chronicling IF’s poetic journey from his Slam debut at age 50 and to his attempt to win the World Cup of Slam Poetry, in Paris France, at age 55.
IF writes his best poetry while walking and can often be seen wandering the streets of Toronto, gesticulating wildly and muttering to himself.
He can be reached at ifthepoet@gmail.com

Bring that fiver, bring those friends. Thursday night doesn’t need to be about matching socks together – you can make it a night to find some inspiration, and speak your piece.

We hope to see you out! Keep poetry alive!

 

  1. Freddie Krueger

    thank you SO much for useing that picture for your wedsite:) it means alot to me and i will be sure to atend the next slam:)

  2. I’m excited to see David Perez on July 21st!

  3. where is the October slam and who is featuring?

  4. KATALOG Issue 4: DIALOG
    Submission Deadline: November 11, 2011

    Language consists heavily of body, sound and text. We are looking for performance which uses the spoken voice and which pushes our understanding of language and communication. KATALOG is a performance based online publication that has the ability to include both video and sound. We are looking for submissions for an upcoming issue called DIALOG. In this issue of KATALOG we are seeking both traditional and loose ideas of the performance of spoken word.

    You can send your documentation / creations / writings / questions to submission@cccponline.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    To view past issues of KATALOG please visit http://katalog.cccponline.net

  5. Great Article. You do a good job. I appreciate it.

  6. I would strenuously urge people to catch Christian Drake. He is truly remarkable.

  7. If someone could shoot me an email, I would greatly appreciate it because I have a few questions about The Burlington Slam Project
    Thanks so much!:)

  8. Had an amazing time last night… was my and my friend’s first time out and we really enjoyed ourselves! So much talent in southwest Ontario!

    I especially enjoyed P.O.E. (winner) and Bawsome (not sure if I got his name right – 3rd place). In his 1st performance, a couple lines of Bawsome’s slam LITERALLY gave me chills and made the hair on my arms stand up!!! Visceral!

    • thanks for coming out Esther – glad to hear that you had a good time!
      please help us spread the word – we’ll do it again on the 3rd Thursday of November with a different feature artist and a new line-up of slammers vying for that top spot and $100 cash prize.

  9. Hi there,
    I was wondering.. Are your poetry slams available to audiences of all-ages?

    • Dan(AKA Dan Murray(AKA Dan))

      Yes, Katie, they are! We like to advice a bit of discretion – as there is no censorship on our stage, so poets can be found discussing topics of a sensitive or more mature nature, as well as using foul language, but we put no restrictions on age at our shows, or on our stage.

  10. If you want to perform a poem can you just show up and sign up the night of the event? Are there any requirements to be met?

    • Yup, just show up the night of the slam and when the host calls for sign up go put your name (or an alias) down on the list.

      There are no requirements. But if you want to compete in the slam there are some rules. If you find a little daunting then you might want to consider the open mic

  11. Hey! Around what time will Slam go until on Thursday evening (Aug 21)?

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